Nice things to make by hand | How About Orange

March 03, 2011

Nice things to make by hand

Here's a round up of DIY tutorials for handmade things, because looking at them is almost as satisfying as making them. If you can sew, that is. Non-crafty types might find "just looking" plenty satisfying, as attempting to reproduce them might cause hair loss and cursing. Been there. Done that.

Crocheted flowers by The Adventures of Bluegirlxo
Appliqued pillow at Fiskars
Retro apron at Sew4Home
Tea wallet by Handmade Therapy
Gathered potholder by Prudent Baby
Zipper brooches at Craft Stylish

26 comments:

Grandma G said...

You shouldn't curse, y'know. But you can afford to lose a little hair. ;)

Mum

Jess said...

Darn! Shoot! Crap! Crud! I think most of my cursing is fit to print. A very quietly whispered sh** might sneak in there once in awhile, but only if no one is around. Don't tell.

Grandma G said...

Oh, dang! I knew I'd failed you!

Mum

Katie said...

Thanks so much!! Crocheted flowers are so much fun to make.

I'm thinking I may need to keep that wallet tutorial for when I finally get a sewing machine. I do not sew very straight by hand!

Manuela - "Mrs Hardy" said...

very nice indeed!

Stephanie said...

Those are super cute (and useful too)! Makes me want to start making things...

Heidi, Stationery Scoop said...

I think I'm in the "just looking" category at the moment. But it's good to look because later, the inspiration may turn into action! :)

Nathalie said...

Love to look and itches to make.... especially that apron! I have been staring at the tutorial all afternoon :) TFS!

Becky said...

I made that apron last year. It's cute!

GG, you would be proud of my kids! They cuss like I do which is much like a drunken sailor! ;)

Grandma G said...

That's not something I'd be proud of. I'll assume they have some better qualities than that to take pride in. ;)

Hilda said...

OH THANK YOU!!!! Seriously I've been reading your blog for, well as long as I've been reading blogs so a long time and I am beyond excited that you linked up my tea wallet :) :)

Jess said...

Yay! I love your wallet, Hilda!

Danielle said...

Love all of these!

bermudabluez said...

I'm heading on over to check out the zipper flower! Those are really cool...but most of the tutorials make them look alot easier than I actually find them to be!!

JooJoo said...

Love them all, especially the potholder! :) I really need to make some for myself!

jaclyn @ thelateafternoon said...

ive been looking for a few projects to try out and these may just make the cut! thanks for posting!

Bek said...

Those are all amazing. I think I could handle the tea wallet, which is adorable! If only I were able to do that pillow, though. That is really awesome.

ros said...

That pillow looks to me very much like a rip-off of this tutorial: http://www.ryanwalshquilts.com/2011/02/kjr-pillow-and-dresden-wedges-tutorial.html

Eleni said...

Ohhh!!!they are all so cute!!! I want to try all of them!!But the pillow!!!omg the pillow is the star of all!!
I would really like to share this post if you don't mind at http://sewhappiness.blogspot.com
Thank you so much for sharing

Eleni said...

I really love your blog, so I'm tagging you with the versatile blogger award
http://sewhappiness.blogspot.com/2011/03/i-got-award.html

Thanks

Eleni

Julie Collings said...

beautiful collection of pretty things to make. thanks so much, julie

Sarah said...

These are so bright and fun. Love the potholder and the zipper brooch. :)

Kylie said...

Such cute things! check out some of the things I made on @
http://sissybooboutique.blogspot.com/

Lisa Brown said...

adorable ideas!

Anonymous said...

i love and appreciate your posts so much. thank you.

susan in boston

peonyandthistle said...

Thanks for this lovely little collection of things to make. Now to find the time...

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